Makers of Indian Literature: Laxmanrao Sardessai


Author: Prakash Thali

9798126025656 | PB | pp. 100 | 2008 | Sahitya Akademi

Makers of Indian Literature: Laxmanrao Sardessai examines the Sardessai’s life, work and personality and his contribution to literature in various languages.

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Laxmanrao Sardessai (1904-1986) was a distinguished writer in Konkam and Marthi. He wrote some articles and few poems in Portuguese as well. Besides that he was an accomplished translator and a literary critic. Sardesai began writing Konkani literature very late so his body of work in Marathi is much most significant. He wrote around 700 short stories in Marathi.

This monograph draws in brief the graph of Laxman Sardessai’s life, personality and his invaluable contribution to Indian literature through Konkani, his mother tongue, and also through Marathi and Portuguese.

Goa remained Sardessai’s permanent source of inspiration. In the western as well as in the Indian context it can be said that Goa meant to Sardessai what Wessex meant to Thomas Hardy and Malgudi to R.K. Narayan.

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About the Author

The author has an MA. in English literature and teaches English and Konkani languages at college level in Mumbai and Goa. He has more than twenty books to his credit including translations and adaptations of plays from Indian and foregn languages into Konkani. Recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize for U.R. Ananthamurthy’s Samskara to Konkani, he also has to his credit an English-Konkani Dictionary and the monumental translation of The Constitution of India into Konkani.


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